Florida Ports Council Announces Security Conference


By The Maritime Executive 2017-07-27 16:19:29

As a major entry point to the country, seaports are targets for potential unauthorized access, sabotage activities, terrorist threats, piracy, cargo theft and smuggling. It is vital that ports are given critical infrastructure and utilize proven port security and surveillance strategies and technologies.

The Florida Ports Security and Technology Conference, taking place September 12-13 in Orlando, Florida, will provide a platform for seaport security operators and solution providers to come together and explore ways to optimize protection systems. The conference will delve into challenges within port security operations and offer a fresh overview of issues faced in today’s technology-driven security solutions.

Intensive workshops will cover challenges such as illegal entry, terrorism, human trafficking, weapon smuggling and cyber security threats on seaports, as well as the effect of these activities on global port performance. In addition to the workshops, business development and networking opportunities will be available with decision makers and industry leaders within the global port security industry.

Full schedule:

Tuesday, September 12 
10:00 am – Registration Opens 
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Luncheon
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote Speaker
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Workshop 1: The Regulations and Uses of Unmanned Aerial Systems
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Networking Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop 2: Cyber Security Infrastructure 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception (Exhibit Hall)

Wednesday, September 13
8:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)
9:30 am – 10:45 am Workshop 3: Integration of Federal, State and Local Security Efforts
11:00 am – 12:30 pm FSTED Security Advisory Committee Meeting
12:30 pm– 1:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm FSTED Security Advisory Committee Meeting (continued)

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. For more details, see the Florida Ports Council’s full conference brochure here or visit http://flaports.org/. To register, please click here